Shri Ramana Indrakumar started his training in Mridangam at the age of 11 under Vidwan Sri. Vasuthevan Rajalingam. Through his guru, Ramana has had training from various mridangists such as Neyveli Sri. Venkatesh and Poovalur Sri. Sriji.
Ramana pursued not just the mridangam, but also the secondary percussion instruments of ghatam and khanjira. A great feat by Ramana was the pursuit to learn the ghatam on his own by watching great ghatam artists from the past and the present.
During the last 21 years, Ramana has performed in many venues across North America and Europe and with many talented artists such as Sri. T.N. Seshagopalan, Sri. O.S. Thyagarajan, Chitraveena Sri. Ravikiran, Papanasam Sri. Ashok Ramani, Neyveli Sri. Santhanagoplan, Sri. Ganesh and Sri. Kumaresh, Sri. S. Shashank, Sri. P. Unnikrishnan, Vittal Sri. Ramamurthy, Sri. B.U. Ganesh Prasad, Manodolin Sri. Raju, Smt. Nithyasree Mahadevan, Mysore Sri. H.N. Bhaskar, Sri. Rajesh Vaidhya, Sikkil Sri. Gurucharan, Sri. B.V. Raghavendra Rao, Sri. V.V.S. Murari, Mullaivasal Sri. Chandramouli, Madurai Sri. R. Sundar, Sri. S. Saketharaman, Guitar Sri. Prasanna, Sri. Pon Sundaralingam, Sri. Jayadevan Nair, Smt. Thanadevi Mithradeva and many more local and international artists.
Ramana Indrakumar was awarded with the title “Mridanga Jyothi” by the Varasithi Vinayagar Temple of Canada in acknowledgement of his achievements in the field of music and the contribution to Carnatic music and the Carnatic society in Canada. He started his school, Chandam – Institute of Percussive Studies in 2003 and is currently teaching the Mridangam and other percussion instruments in Toronto, Pennsylvania, California and Alberta.